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Edgartown Christmas …


Every year the second weekend in December is the Christmas in Edgartown celebration. I didn’t get to go this year but it got me thinking about the four times I have gone, and it is quite an experience. Actually it was almost five times but in 1993 a blizzard prevented us from getting to the Vineyard (CLICK HERE to read that post). Edgartown does a terrific job of celebrating the oncoming of Christmas.  The town is decked out in all its holiday finery and happily welcomes visitors to enjoy all that is offered.

I took this picture of the Whaling Church early in the morning … it looks so typically New England to me.  The Minnesingers from the high school put on a concert here as part of the weekend celebration.   You can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit after this glorious concert.

Here are the Dr Daniel Fisher House and the Hob Knob Inn all decked out in twinkly lights and lots of greenery.  The pictures in this post are from three different trips.

Edgartown Lighthouse.

I think one of the most fun things is the Christmas parade.  You won’t find big inflated balloons here, but what you will find is pure enthusiasm and joy.   From the horse drawn wagon in the beginning of the parade, to the fire truck with Santa at the end which is always a crowd pleaser and a smile maker.

Even four legged celebrants get into the act wanting to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

A Santa scallop !

It’s hard to keep up with all that Edgartown offers for the three day celebration.   There are open houses at many of the inns where you can get a chance to look around and sample goodies they are offering.  And while you’re enjoying that often times carolers drop in to serenade with a song or two. The stores are all open and they too have foods to sample and ciders and wines to taste.  You can literally eat and drink your way around Edgartown.

Another highlight is Donaroma’s Evening of Enchantment (click on special events on the website), it’s a twinkling fairy land of lights, music, garden displays and entertainment by enthusiastic bell ringers.

Christmas in Edgartown … a joyful experience indeed, one I hope to experience again someday.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

3 thoughts on “Edgartown Christmas …

  1. Thanks for sharing, I’ve never been to the Vineyard during holiday season and it’s just as beautiful, love your pics.

  2. Joan,

    Thanks for posting these charming photos of Edgartown during their Christmas Celebration! The village’s New England homes with their holiday gear are enchanting! I’d love to take a walk at dusk, when the lights inside are turned on, and I can picture the many holidays that have taken place in these historic homes.


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